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Droits de l'homme et justice sociale. Une mise en perspective des apports de John Rawls et d'Amartya Sen [Human rights and social justice. A discussion about contributions of John Rawls and Amartya Sen]

  • Kolacinski, D.
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    This essay tries to illustrate how the approach of John Rawls and Amartya Sen on the social justice can be used simultaneously in view to define what is a just society. For this, going for a simple mathematical illustration, which makes in relation capabilities, primary goods and freedom to achieve well-being, we indicate that the problematic of the two authors can be inscribed in human rights’ defence. These were being seen simultaneously means and aim of a just society. That allows defending the point of view consisting to say that economists have also the role of promoting human rights and democracy, in particular those who are interested in equity, fairness and development, both sustainable, human or economic.

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    Paper provided by CREDEN (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Droit de l'Energie), Faculty of Economics, University of Montpellier 1 in its series Cahiers du CREDEN (CREDEN Working Papers) with number 01.09.24.

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    Length: 41 pages
    Date of creation: 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:mop:credwp:01.09.24
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